Uplands Homestead

A family villa with heritage and charm and imbued with old-world romance

Open: all year


  • Sleeps 6 in 3 en-suite bedrooms
  • Private guide and vehicle
  • Swimming pool and covered veranda
  • Interactive kitchen
  • Indoor lounge and dining room



The scenery surrounding Uplands Homestead is the making of childhood dreams. The most remote of the four villas, located in the west of the reserve, the immediate manicured garden contrasts with the African wilderness beyond: sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes and the tranquil Great Fish River valley stretching into the distance.


Built in the early 1900s, the original farmhouse has been lovingly restored to ensure its charm, warmth and character shine through. There are three suites with private verandas and en-suite bathrooms, and antique mirrors and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes, underfloor heating and other conveniences. The kitchen is the homestead’s heart and soul, where meals are created to be shared by friends and family under the African sky.


Take control of your days with a private safari vehicle, ranger and tracker, and enjoy daily game drives, nature walks, big game walking safaris (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot) and fishing. Back at the homestead, there is a full size swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns, perfect for a spot of afternoon R&R.

  • Safari Activities
  • Specialist Safaris
  • Families
  • Occasions
  • Wellness
  • Giving back

Plan your trip

Location and access

The nearest national airport is in Port Elizabeth, which lies 160 km (100 miles) from the reserve. There are daily scheduled flights from both Cape Town and Johannesburg international airports to Port Elizabeth. From there, it is 2 hours by road to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve or a short helicopter flight (please enquire for costs). The reserve also has a private airstrip; please enquire for details on charter flights and GPS coordinates.

Quick facts
Villa facilities
Number of Suites 3
Children Yes
Childminding Yes
Fenced / Patrolled Yes
Check-In 12:00
Check-Out 11:00
Credit Cards Yes
Private Vehicle Open 7 Pax
Maximum Guests 6 + 1 child
Electricity 220v
Wifi Yes
Mobile Phone Limited
Swimming Pool Yes
Keep Fit Gym in a Bag
Spa Facilities In Room Spa
In-room facilities
Extra Beds Only cots
Fans Yes
Air-Con Yes
Private Pool No
Mosquito Nets Malaria Free
Bath Yes
Indoor Shower Yes
Outdoor Shower No
In-Room Safe Yes
Double Vanity No
Mini Bar Yes
Telephone Yes
Hairdryer Yes
Laundry Included Yes
Disabled Access No

EXTRA BEDS: 1 infant cot is available for a child aged 0-2 years

Rates and availability

Rates from R 63 600 per night per villa, based on 1 – 5 guests sharing.

Children of all ages welcome.

A conservation levy of R 700 per person per night also applies (aged 16 and older). For children aged 15 and younger, the levy is R 350 per person per night. 

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